On Sunday August 7th, the Dartmouth North Boys and Girls Club celebrated a victory at Boston Pizza, Bayers Lake with a little help from the Home Builders Care Program and Stanley Cup winner Brad Marchand.
Sunday Funday was an auction held to raise funds to install a roof on the Boys and Girls Club of Dartmouth facility located on Farrell Street. Several auction items were donated by the young hockey star including; signed pictures, a signed stick used in a Stanley Cup final game, socks worn in a World Junior Hockey Championship and a signed Boston Bruins jersey.
“The Homebuilders Care program helps local not-for-profit organizations that are doing great things but facing challenges with their facilities. Helping with the facilities is where our expertise and resources come into play,” stated Paul Pettipas, CEO, Nova Scotia Home Builders Association.
Brad Marchand was in attendance to show his support for the cause and give a signed Boston Bruins hat to Dawson Kelly, a seven year old member of the club.
The event was a coordinated as a joint effort between the Homebuilders Care program and a Public Relations class from Mount Saint Vincent University.
“It’s great to see that the students contributing to the community around them at such an early stage in their career,” said Paul, “They really did an excellent job with this event.”
The events promotions were so successful they even caught the attention of Nova Scotia Premier, Darrell Dexter who gladly joined in on the bidding.
A press conference was held prior to the auction in which representatives from Homebuilders Care, the Boys and Girls Club of and Brad Marchand addressed local media. As a result the event was featured on the front page of the Chronicle Herald, on Global television, CTV,CBC, allnovascotia.com and MSN news.
Overall the event was a great success raising more than $3000 for the Boys and Girls Club of Dartmouth’s new roof.